Reformed Beach Boys Touring Australia

After recent news this week that The Beach Boys have finished recording their 29th studio album in Los Angeles, they’ve now hit the road to begin their 50th anniversary tour, kicking off in North America. Having confirmed dates throughout Europe, they’ve now confirmed that they will also tour Australia, along with Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Update: Beach Boys Australian Tour Confirmed For August

The remaining original lineup — Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Brian Wilson (who hasn’t toured with the band in over two decades) — will be hitting our shores with dates to be announced soon.

The new record features all of the surviving members, and will comprise all totally original songs. Bruce Johnston spoke to Billboard, saying that the record is driven by the collaboration of Brian Wilson and Mike Love.

“There’s a lot of what you’d hope to hear from Brian (Wilson) on there. It’s not a quilt or a pot luck dinner; it’s not like, ‘OK, everybody show up with your songs’. It’s not one of those kind of albums. There’s a lot of Brian in there, and Mike (Love). It’s just nice to know there is a Mike Love and a Brian Wilson still around to write together.”

The album’s lead single That’s Why God Made The Radio was previewed on Tuesday. Listen to the full track below:

Recent Set List

1 Do It Again

2 Catch A Wave

3 Don’t Back Down

4 Surfin’ Safari

5 Surfer Girl

6 The Little Girl I Once Knew

7 Wendy

8 Then He Kissed Me (Crystals cover)

9 This Whole World

10 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers cover)

11 When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)

12 You’re So Good To Me

13 In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home

14 Be True To Your School

15 Disney Girls

16 Please Let Me Wonder

17 Don’t Worry Baby

18 Little Honda

19 Little Deuce Coupe

20 49″

21 Shut Down

22 I Get Around

23 Sloop John B

24 Wouldn’t It Be Nice

25 Forever

26 Sail On Sailor

27 Heroes and Villains

28 In My Room

29 All This Is That

30 God Only Knows

31 That’s Why God Made the Radio

32 California Dreaming (Mamas and the Papas cover)

33 California Girls (David Lee Roth cover) (Just kidding)

34 Dance Dance Dance

35 All Summer Long

36 Help Me Rhonda

37 Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry cover)

38 Barbara Ann

39 Surfin’ U.S.A.


40 Kokomo

41 Good Vibrations

42 Fun Fun Fun

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